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  • Locations: Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Program Description:

Program Overview     

Israel has been called the Startup Nation for the way social, historical and political factors foster a culture of entrepreneurship. This special section of ENGR 310 "Entrepreneurial Leadership" is an active learning course that covers key entrepreneurial and business start-up concepts. This special section emphasizes a comparison of culture, society and the entrepreneurship eco-systems between the U.S. and the Middle East, especially Israel. The class travels together to Israel during Spring Break. There are no pre-reqs for ENGR 310 and it is open to University Park students in any major, especially those in the Inter-College Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ENTI). ENGR 310 may satisfy tech elective requirements for Engineering majors.

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Housing and Meals
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Financial Aid & Scholarships
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Any pre-requisite courses are established by the faculty leader or department hosting the course.  The following have been listed as pre-requisites for consideration to enroll in this course and travel on the embedded education abroad program:
  • No pre-requisites. 
  • This course is open to students of all majors at University Park only.
  • Admission in the course and permission to travel with the group are at the discretion of the faculty leader and/or academic department hosting the course.  Academic standing and disciplinary or conduct issues may impact eligibility.

Housing and Meals

During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of overnight accommodations in a hotel/hostel.

Program Costs

Students pay regular Penn State tuition (either in-state or out-of-state) for the credits associated with the embedded course.  Travel costs, lodging, meals, excursions, and other fees are determined by the program budget which is set by the program leader.  Please consult the program leader for additional information.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Global Programs administers a scholarship that is specifically designated to support students studying abroad on embedded courses.  The scholarship is competitive, and the deadlines to apply are strictly enforced.  Please review the Embedded Programs Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.

For More Information

For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Anne Hoag by emailing

How to Apply

 Students may apply beginning October 1 no later than November 8, 2019 by emailing a current resume and statement of interest (why you want to participate and why you would be a good team member or how your participation would enhance the experience for your classmates). You will then be invited to interview with Prof. Hoag. Early applications encouraged as admission decisions will be made soon after applications are submitted.

Studying Abroad with a Disability

Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring- Embedded 2019 08/21/2018
Rolling Admission 03/01/2019 03/10/2019
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Anne Hoag by emailing if you are interested in applying for this embedded program

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